MOBILE: Android apps exploit permissions granted. One in three apps accesses location, and two in three track users’ identities, a study by CNIL and INRIA found. Read more
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION SECURITY: What Banks Don’t Know About the Security Hazards of Cloud Computing. As bank executives continue to debate, hesitate and worry over the security issues related to using applications that connect to the cloud, their employees are using cloud-based apps by the hundreds — often without banks’ knowledge. Read more
2014 RECAP: 2014 in security: The biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches. Hundreds of millions of records have been stolen this year through hacks and data breaches as a result of poor, or flawed security. Here are the most notable stories of the year. Read more
SURVEY: Computerworld’s 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And Analytics Will Lead IT Spending. IT decision makers’ spending on security technologies will increase 46% in 2015, with cloud computing increasing 42% and business analytics investments up 38%. Enterprise investments in storage will increase 36%, and for wireless & mobile, 35%. Read more
FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT
OMB & GSA: Driving the federal government towards a Low Price Regardless (LPR) contracting model. As part of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration have created a Prices Paid Portal. The goal of the Prices Paid tool is to reduce total cost of ownership for goods and services by providing greater visibility on the prices agencies have paid for them. Read more
NEW YORK: Fighting Fires with Big Data. Public safety professionals and researchers refer to this evolving work as smart firefighting. The New York City Fire Department has become the poster child for smart firefighting and how the exploitation of Big Data can empower firefighters to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.
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